How wonderful to find this group! Although I've been a scale modeler for .....well let's just say something over 4 decades now, I am a complete beginner to card models. Plenty of experience scratch building and machining in plastic and metal, but card models may well prove to be an interesting new challenge. Perhaps I'm overly ambitious, but I have the 1/32nd Zarkov, Piaggio P180 aircraft as my first card model. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of beginner questions along the way, so I sincerely hope your tolerance for dumb interogatories withstands my test. Oh, as for myself, I'm a Director of R&D for a medical products company. I have a few U.S. and foreign patents. I'm a mechanical engineer by education. My other hobbies include 1:1 scale Pontiac Fiero sports cars, photography and my 2 grandchildren, and I reside in the Tampa, Florida area.